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Recent Master Grads in Norway Can Now Get a Job Easier Than in Last Decade

A survey conducted on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Education revealed that the number of master’s degree holders recruited after their graduation has increased significantly.

However, as the candidate survey showed, the volume of volunteer work among recent graduates has fallen, reaching decade lows, while more say they are using their education to work, reports.

The survey also shows that one in three people has difficulties adjusting to working life, with some of them saying they don’t get a job, don’t get the percentage of the required job or get a job that doesn’t match their level or field. of education.

However, the pandemic has had its impact on the labor market as in 2020, one in four recent graduates was unemployed, involuntarily working part-time or had a job that was incompatible with their education.

This percentage declined in 2021, as one in five recent graduates experienced such problems, marking the lowest rates in the past 10 years.

One in ten people say they experience many cases of maladaptation, with many of them feeling dissatisfied with the job and feeling that they are not using their skills as much as they want to.

The Minister for Research and Higher Education, Ola Borten Moe, praised the achievements, saying that this is a suitable job market for recent graduates while also reminding that her ministry must prioritize the education required for students and also ensure that the skills required in Norway are provided.

“We are now in a period with a very good job market, and the numbers show that most people with a recent master’s degree get a suitable job after a short time. This is good news, but at the same time, we cannot rest on our laurels. Not since The financial crisis is an even greater shortage of workers with the right skills.”

She also indicated that it is important to do more to shape the education market and work more to meet the needs of graduates. It also admitted that it lacks good numbers and data that show the kind of efficiency that Norway needs in the future.

Furthermore, 12.2 percent of recent graduates say their level of education or area of ​​expertise is not in line with their current work, with a slight improvement in the share of these people compared to 2020 levels.

According to, the first AI-powered research educational platform, the graduate employment rate fell from 8.5 percent in 2020 to 5.2 percent, marking the lowest level since 2013.

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